Tiwa Savage has reacted to her leaked sex video weeks after she claimed someone was trying to blackmail her with the video.
The video was eventually leaked on Monday night, October 18, 2021,
However, ‘the somebody son’ crooner took to her Instagram stories to react to the video.
She slammed her critics who hate that she didn’t let the sex video destroy her.
“You hated how I was able to control the narrative and get ahead of the story before it consumed me and how I’m able to joke on stage about something you thought should destroy me and make me feel ashamed,” she wrote.
Continuing, the Universal Music Group recording music act owned up to having a sex video with her boyfriend leaked saying she won’t be cowed in to blackmail. “You must knock my head when you see me otherwise. Gistloversblog with my full chest.”
Ahead of the leak, Tiwa explained the video was accidentally posted on Snapchat by her lover who deleted it after he realised his error.
But she said the video had already been downloaded by a stalker.
In an interview with American OAP, Angie Martinez of Power 105.1, the singer absolved her lover and other people close to her of deliberately leaking the video.
“I am not going to call it a sex tape but it’s a tape between me and the person I am dating right now…It is not from someone working closely with me. What happened is that the person did it on Snap and he posted it by accident, but he quickly deleted it.
”However, someone got it before he could delete it. It is a very short video, but it is me. It is going to be out there and I can just imagine the memes. I just found out yesterday. I could not sleep last night.”
Savage, 41, revealed that the incident happened last month and that the person tried extorting money from her but that she was not going to allow anyone to blackmail her “for doing something that is natural.”
“I am that crazy I could put it out myself – you are not making any money off me,” she said.
The singer also said she tried to manage the situation to no avail. She said, ”We tried to stall them, but I later decided that I am going to own the narrative. I am not ashamed of it; this is someone I am dating; I am not cheating, neither is he. We are grownups.
”I cannot believe this is happening to me. I feel for my fans because they will have to keep defending me. I can switch off my phone or have someone run my account so I do not see that, but my fans will feel the need to protect me. I will like my fans to ignore it.”
Savage disclosed that the blackmailer sent the sex video of herself and her current partner to her team, demanding money.
Tiwa Savage is not the first Nigerian celebrity to be blackmailed over nude images.
Salawa Abeni, Toke Makinwa had been similarly blackmailed.